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Retention rate typically just above national average

Naomi Skinner

January 20, 2015

Enrollment Retention Rate from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. MSU has a yearly fall-to-fall retention rate of 72 percent. As for the other 28 percent, Keith Lamb, vice president of enrollment management, multiple factors prevent them from returning to the university. "The main reason that students don't return, it...

Interview with Don Henschel

Cody Samples

December 2, 2014

FOL Interview from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. RELATED STORIES Setting up Fantasy of Lights takes more than 600 hours 40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts Music of the Hardin bell tower Jesse Rogers' last turn at Fantasy of Lights Fantasy of Lights funded through donations New 5K r...

Jesse Rogers’ last turn at Fantasy of Lights

Cody Samples

November 25, 2014

Rogers FOL from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. With his tenure as president coming to an end, University President Jesse Rogers reflects on some of his first memories about the Fantasy of Lights. "When I moved here in 1967, as a young professor in chemistry, I had a small daughter and we actually wen...

Fantasy of Lights funded through donations

Naomi Skinner

November 25, 2014

The annual Fantasy of Lights, a display not funded by university funds or tax dollars, requires donations to stay operational. "We have 39 different families or organizations that adopt the displays that are set out on the lawn over by the Hardin administration building," the coordinator Joey Green...

Setting up Fantasy of Lights takes more than 600 hours

Harley Warrick

November 25, 2014 The Fantasy of Lights is a tradition that has been on campus for 40 years. With 13 maintenance workers and a few volunteers, it takes 600 to 800 hours to set up all the displays. Most of the refurbished maintenance is done before set up or after the Fantasy of Lights....

Aramark give students a voice

Cody Samples

November 15, 2014

Surveys from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. As the semester comes to an end, students aren't the only ones getting a final grade for the term. Aramark holds a student survey each semester for students to comment as well as have a chance to win some money. "They, every year and I think every s...

Mustang basketball preview

Harley Warrick

November 12, 2014 Both teams will play on Friday November 14th to start off the season. Both Mustang basketball teams have played an exhibition game. The women played #7 Baylor and lost 99-56. The men won over Oklahoma City Stars 112-82. Last year both Mustang basketball teams made it to...

Hacker hacks school website

Harley Warrick

November 12, 2014 The faculty directory was taken offline in mid-November after it was reported that the page was hacked. After being notified about the situation, Matt Shirey, webmaster, says he spent most of Wednesday fixing the compromised page. “We are actually already redesigning...

Board approves upcoming construction

Cody Samples

November 7, 2014

Regents from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The Board of Regents met on Nov. 6-7 to vote on funding for upcoming campus initiatives, including new residence halls to open in the fall of 2016. The new residence halls were a big issue during the meeting as staff member Matthew Park, associate vic...

Soccer players recognize seniors

Harley Warrick

November 5, 2014 The men's soccer team played Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds last Monday and prior to the start of the game recognized five seniors who played in their last home game for the maroon and gold. The seniors compiled a record of 48 wins, 13 losses, and 10 ties. Kalen Ryden,...

Fitness instructor sets example

miguel jaime

November 5, 2014

Fitness instructor sets example from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. With each snack and unhealthy choice comes a high price, such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Luckily, Ang...

University official discusses president search

Samantha Forester

October 22, 2014

University Official Talks President Search from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Campus Watch Reporter Samantha Forester sat down with Debbie L. Barrow, director of Board and Government Relations to discuss the current search for University President Jesse Rogers’ successor. In May, Rogers announced his plans for retirement effective...

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